Robotic Foosball Table Learns to Beat Its Creators


A group of students at Brigham Young University have built a computer-controlled foosball table that utilizes artificial intelligence to consistently beat human opponents. The students, under the tutelage of professor D.J. Lee, mimicked how humans play the game and programmed that knowledge into their code, allowing the computer to predict movements and adapt in real time. With these “human” qualities and the computer’s inhuman reaction speed, the students soon couldn’t hold their own, oftentimes losing to their creation.

Check out this PC World article for more information and to see some pictures of the table. 


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